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Classic Cars Magazine | JJP Automotive Photography

Prototype Silver Cloud

This was the first shoot with Classic Cars very own Quentin Wilson. It was a pleasure to work with Quentin and to get an insight into this special Rolls which he helped to gather more info on the car and subsequently acquire for its current owner. The prototype of which only 26 were created of this lengthened Cloud. With the original brochure we couldn’t let the opportunity pass without capturing a few images. We started at Ian’s (Cloud owner) business address as it had an interesting period façade but enough greenery and space in the carpark to shoot the details …

Capri Cover

Third cover in a row for Classic Cars Magazine marking the 50th anniversary of a British favourite…. As ever the group tracking is mainly for the cover shot, maybe a DPS and also to get a closing rear shot. A few examples of some of the images sent to the mag for the cover. We shot the pairings both on the outer track and also the inner handling road…. aka ‘the snake’ The pairs were in their Mk’s pairs. Enjoyed this shoot because it challenged you to look beyond the fact it was 6 Capri’s and top try and pick …

Accelerators Group Test

At the time of shooting this group test I didn’t know that this would be the middle of three covers in a row for Classic Cars Magazine. The group tracking for the opening DPS and cover we got straight on with. These cars have plenty of details around the bodywork so plenty of options to shoot from. Can’t remember if the corvette was selected in the brief for the lead car …. either way the higher ZR logo gave a nice lead into the other cars. Fairly tight group… gave instructions before setting off each lap and then just got …

Super Saloons Cover Shoot

Its taken me too long to write a few lines about this cover shoot down in Longcross….. Back in July it was in the middle of the fantastic summer we had and we had 5 classic saloons to shoot for a cover for Classic Cars. The brief was fairly specific for the cover… it was going to run with the Merc as a single cover but with a small group of the other cars as an inset on the cover. The image below is the small group of 4 for the cut out…. Tried a few different angles and focal …

288 GTO

The day was crisp and still in the stunning Scottish boarders… With a 288 GTO looking good against moorland backdrop the day was set up to be a good one 🙂 The first call was a single track snaking up above a remote reservoir to get some statics for a possible opener. It turned out none of these images we shot up there made the final article so here are a few more images from the early stages of the day. Trying a few different angles and compositions to see what fit best on a DPS. With the light been …

v8 TR7

A little Life Cycle shoot for Classic Cars Magazine and this time its about a TR7 with some history… Nice sounding rover v8, as it rolls off the trailer. A couple of tracking images front and rear in the bag early doors. Short track with some trees to give it a forrest rally feel / look?! Like the image above but would have been better with the lights off! Only seven pages and about half are taken up with images and other documents from its past life. having the owner showing the reader around the car is the style for …

70s Grand Tourers – Classic Cars Magazine

Another cover shoot at Longcross, Surrey,  another long day of shooting 5+ cars… the day was baking and the sun was high and relentless… still it beats working for a living 🙂 Started the day off with getting the statics and details done for each of the cars, as some the cars naturally come staggered a little. It just means you can get started straight away to use as much time as possible. I try and get the car to drive around me while I look at how the shadows appear in the cabin from the sun and choose as …

DBS at 50

This was a good shoot for me in the sense that it was my first cover for Classic Cars. Happy with any covers but shoot a lot for Classic Cars over the past few years it was nice to get the opportunity to shoot a cover shoot. Down in Surrey its a decent distance for me and being a cover shoot with 7 cars all arranged with owners to come together in one place the emphasis is on you to get the job in the bag. This upped the anti a little for me and I found myself building up …

Lamborghini Countach – Epic Restoration

Its not everyday you turn up to a garage which has 4 Miura’s, 2 Countach and a few other original Lamborghini’s around the shop…. well we are only a few miles from the Lamborghini factory…. In the current issue of Classic Cars Magazine, this was another European quick trip to grab images then back again. The guy who owned the shop was the son of an ex Lamborghini employee of some 30 years. You quickly feel the passion of the people around here that it was almost a family ‘business’, not this shop as it was but working in the …

E-Type – The Pilgrimage

For me the E-Type holds a little more for me than just a beautiful, elegant and stylish designed British automotive icon. Back in 1996…wow 20 years ago… I was sourcing classic cars for a project whilst on my penultimate Photographic course / qualification. One of the cars being a maroon coloured E-Type. Even back then I knew I wanted to shoot cars and I think I’ve not shot another E-Type until this E-Type from CMC. So every time I see an E-Type that image of the maroon E-Type in front of some stately home in Yorkshire whose name I’m ashamed …